Thirteen Pure Martial Arts and Fitness students that competed this past Sunday in Nanaimo at the West Coast Combat Championships.
They had 13 junior students from Pure Martial Arts and Fitness’ kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu programs compete.
Some of these children were competing for the first time. Ella Coyne placed first place in Jiu-Jitsu, Lucas Simonet placed second in his Jiu-Jitsu category, Kaitlyn Andersen placed second in her Jiu-Jitsu division, Owen Brown placed third in his Jiu-Jitsu division, Sid Warder placed third in his division for Jiu-Jitsu, Adam Alguire placed third in his Jiu-Jitsu division.
Jacob Doney placed second in his kickboxing division fighting three hard rounds. Riley Michael, 17, stepped up to the adult division and took silver after four hard rounds. David Cliff, 16, also stepped up to the adult division Brazilian jujitsu blue belt level, fought four hard fights – tieing in three matches and gsubmitting in his final.
James Wood, Fraser Brown, and Zosia Pakosz also fought in kids Jiu-Jitsu up against their peers and others but didn’t place.
“It’s amazing for these kids to experience this and it teaches them things they just don’t learn in school,” said Pure Martial Arts and Fitness co-owner. “We are very proud.”